14 June 1950
(The Canberra Times, ACT, Australia)
Source: Trove, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT,
The whole article:
“Former flying instructor in the R.A.A.F., Mr. Fred Betts, of Mt. Pleasant Road, Belmont, Geelong claimed to-day to have seen a ‘flying saucer.’
Mr. Betts said his attention was drawn to the object by his four-years’ old son, Paul.
The object was moving in south-easterly direction at a speed of more than 1,000 m.p.h. It was travelling at a terrific height and left behind a vapour-like trail of about 100 yards.
He said the object revolved at a terrific speed and was bronze on top and silver underneath.
‘I had enough experience during the war and as a civilian pilot to know that it certainly was not a plane,’ he said.”
Satellite photo of Geelong Municipality, Australia (tageo.com)